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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding adult-use commercial cannabis activity The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) compliance with local jurisdiction supplemental label M-licensees designated structure operating premises commercial kitchens 2021 laws Temporary event up to 4 days Transport vehicles alarm system activity for a period of 120 days inventory and quality control exception for testing laboratories remove THC/CBD an officer or director of a cannabis business nonlaboratory quality control licensing cannabis microbusinesses regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California extracts transporting cannabis goods amount of THC content Temporary License Application hang tag or a peel-back label required limits testing lab licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers transportation and security Live Scans for each owner contaminant free CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing licensing cannabis distributors Fingerprints Type S share facility space protocol stickers Form # CDPH-9041 THC levels MCSB’s temporary license application volatile solvent cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale security CDTFA seller’s permit paper inserted into the packaging Personnel Requirements 2021 fines evidence of rehabilitation shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods equity interest in a commercial cannabis business must enter certain events scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises property for the commercial cannabis activity transportation public Licensee Lookup Tool infusion health claims Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Distributor Transport Only Application Checklist Licensees Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division hydrocarbon-based solvents Bond in the amount of $5,000 financial interest holder Arranging for laboratory testing edibles packaging opaque investment into a commercial cannabis business Edibles– Products mandated warning statements product formulation identity of the product Business Information Butane/Hexane/Propane manufacturing cannabis products medicinal and adult-use or both markets cannabis market concentrate waste disposal dried flower Premises diagram Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch online licensing system Industrial Hemp Advisory Board no added caffeine government warning statement label unique ID/batch number carbohydrates and fat per serving California Department of Public Health Owner California Department of Public Health (CDPH) convicted of a substantially related crime Category I Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis cartoons licensed physical location (premises) product as a candy prohibited contaminants surety bond shipping manifest basic nutritional information security and cannabis waste disposal manufacturing allergen information Percentage of ownership manufacture cannabis products Local Issuing Authority The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Water/Food-grade Dry Ice ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing amount of sodium Food-grade Butter/Oil Seller’s permit number definition of owner testing of cannabis goods Proposition 65 member manager Mechanical Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity diagram of the business’s layout loop system Microbusiness supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products transportation of cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit some nutritional facts child-resistant outer package 2021 issues A-licensees 100 mg of THC per package annual license application no infusion of nicotine licensed cannabis cultivators no infusion of alcohol final form separate applications licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Mycotoxins Testing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) medicinal commercial cannabis activity Distributor transport commercial cannabis manufacturing in California 2021 recent news Bond and Insurance Information disclosure of all criminal convictions potentially-hazardous foods child-resistant packaging shared-use manufacturing facilities sugar Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Local Authorization Attachment Temporary Cannabis Event ingredient list sales of cannabis goods payable to the state of California cannabis adult-use products commercial cannabis products Extractions using CO2 track and trace system loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Retailer (nonstorefront) tamper-evident Proposed Section 40133 cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business MCSB Labor peace agreement medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing informational panel regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis conditional license Financial information list of artificial food colorings temporary license manufacturing activities cannabis industries Premises Information Track and Trace packaging manned motor vehicle comply with all packaging and labeling requirements minimum standards for extraction processes 2021 important information commercial cannabis manufacturers exit packaging alcoholic beverages Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) cultivation Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) tobacco products Cultivation less than 10,000 disposal procedures for inventory control extraction 2021 proposed changes Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) cannabis waste onsite consumption of cannabis goods CO2 and ethanol extractions Business Organizational 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Terpenoids Testing compliance with regulations finished product operating procedures medicinal and adult-use markets manufacturers who package for other producers Manufacturing (non-volatile) three state cannabis-licensing authorities workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods CDPH-9041 recordkeeping Identifying information opaque exit package requiring refrigeration structure and formation documents manufacturer's name California Public Records Act Criminal History entry into the legal, regulated market The California Department of Public Health's health impacts of cannabis 2021 new laws Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control distributors 600 foot radius of a school Ethanol emergency regulations licensed cannabis distributors packaging and labeling requirements purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands 2021 regulations topicals laboratory quality assurance Transition Period Financial Interest certified by a California-licensed engineer CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL supply chain primary panel requirements microbusinesses licensed cannabis manufacturers retailers product guidelines Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Cannabis Manufacturing at least 99% purity testing methods MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Local Jurisdictions Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles local jurisdiction authorization Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) chain of custody Completed Temporary License Application Form storage of cannabis goods Licensee Lookup Tool waste management laws Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) commercial cannabis manufacturing Physical address regulatory framework public health and safety secured area inventory periods of 90 days extensions packaging and labeling Licensee Information small product packaging manufacturing practices managing member licensing cannabis retailers labels not be attractive capsules immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 2021 revisions licensed premises state cannabis licensing delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods consumption of alcohol or tobacco 2021 resolutions edible products access to the area(s) Premises Diagram limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 2021 problems testing laboratories conducting quality assurance review cannabis plants A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity sampling standards sanitary workplaces packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls valid waiver 120 days commercial cannabis activity cannabis event organizer license CDPH-issued universal symbol sanitary and hazard-free environment inhalable cannabis Heavy Metals Testing medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises period of 120 days secondary packaging pre-made or purchased at least 20% ownership interest 2021 compliance Retailer (Type 10) local jurisdiction Local Authorization persons 21 years of age or older local jurisdiction’s requirements destruction of cannabis goods Foreign Material Testing Cannabinoids Testing license review process 600-foot radius of a school Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act secondary package Temporary License Application Information quality control amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package transport cannabis goods to retailer ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation cannabis training BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL ownership premises is not within a Government three cannabis licensing authorities Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin A-license M-license disposal and destruction methods cannabis cultivation licensing licensing scheme Vehicle Requirements re-sealable commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Moisture Content Testing Individual Owner good manufacturing practices 2021 updates licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories tinctures Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS labeling written procedures for inventory control Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates meat and seafood, and other products highly-concentrated oils or waxes A-license and an M-license aggregate interest of 20% or more vape cartridges motor carrier permit cannabis sales and/or consumption Operating Procedures premises diagram local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package and more.

In addition, Nonvolatile solvent Adult-use Market Holding Type 10 (Retailer) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Flowering Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) UID Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Labeling CBD Quality Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Manufacturer licensee Volatile solvent Track-and-trace systems Package Manufacture Wet weight Dried flower Canopy Type P Packaging & Labeling Only DPH-17-010E Quarantine Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Bureau track and trace system Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Unique identifier list of cannabis manufacturers Licensee Mixed-light Tier 1 Validation Premises Batch Verification Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) products similar to traditional food products prohibited THC Environmental pathogen Sanitize Cultivation site Edible cannabis product Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Limited-access area Personnel Adequate Processor Ingredient MCSB 90-day extension periods Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Outdoor cultivation Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Hazard Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) cannabis concentrates Type 12 (Microbusiness) Medium Outdoor infused butters and oils as concentrates Applicant Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) In-process material Adulterated Lot infused pre-rolls Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Proposition 65 warning statement Raw material Specialty Outdoor Mature plant Pest Type 11 (Distributor) Commercial cannabis activity Serving Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Contact surface Actual yield Type P – for packaging and labeling only alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Informational panel cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Allergen cross-contact Specialty Cottage Indoor Request for Live Scan Pre-roll Watts per square foot Small Indoor gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Immature plant Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Primary panel Nursery Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Department Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Mixed-light cultivation Quality control operation Component Kief Mixed-light Tier 2 Small Outdoor Medium Indoor Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Specialty Indoor Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Cannabis product Preventive controls Pathogen Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Extraction Process package flower or pre-rolls Microorganisms Infusion Track and trace system Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Finished product Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Cultivation Harvest Batch Net weight Qualified individual CBD from industrial hemp Specialty Cottage Outdoor Quality control personnel Distribution Topical cannabis product Type N – for infusions THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package M-license Monitor Universal symbol Theoretical yield Indoor cultivation Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Processing Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Processing aid adulteration Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Allergen Product Identity and more.


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